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In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, work crews based in St. Louis, Missouri trim trees entangled in power lines on Broadway on November 3, 2012 in Bethpage, New York. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rate Hikes Brewing For 1 Million JCP&L Customers To Help Cover Storm-Related Costs

Jersey Central Power & Light, New Jersey’s second-largest utility company, has been given tentative permission to raise customers’ bills to pay the costs it incurred to restore power following the storms in 2011 and 2012.

02/27/2014

Air Conditioner (credit: CBS 2)

Utilities Starting To Worry About Power Demand, Urge Conservation

Air conditioners have been working overtime this week to keep homes cool during the Tri-State Area’s latest blistering heat wave, but all that power is putting major stress on the grid.

07/17/2013

Utility Poles (File/Clipart.com)

JCP&L Asks State For 4.5 Percent Rate Hike To Pay For Sandy Recovery

The request filed Friday with the Board of Public Utilities includes a 1.5 percent increase requested in November.

02/22/2013

Utility Poles (File/Clipart.com)

NJ Utilities Get Blasted At Senate Hearing For Sandy Response

Board of Public Utilities President Bob Hanna said the utilities needed better methods of telling customers when their power will be restored.

12/05/2012

Hurricane Sandy power problems

Power Companies To Customers With Big Post-Sandy Bills: Read Your Own Meters

Power customers across the Tri-State Area were thoroughly displeased after getting huge bills for estimated usage this month despite losing power, and then being asked to read their own meters to correct the situation.

11/28/2012

The boardwalk in Belmar, New Jersey (credit: CBS 2)

First Of Several Hearings Held On Jersey Shore Rebuilding, Recovery Needs

At a hearing before the state Senate Budget Committee Monday, local emergency management officials and mayors testified about their storm recovery needs to ensure they are up and running for high season.

11/26/2012

Power lines down from Sandy, Oct. 30, 2012 (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

JCP&L: All But 24 Customers Hit By Sandy On Mainland Have Power Back

The utility said as of 11 p.m. Sunday, all but 24 customers affected by Superstorm Sandy had had their power restored.

11/11/2012

Sign in front of a home in Malverne, Long Island. (credit: Samantha Mevorach)

Anger Boiling Over: Nearly 1 Million Still Without Power In Tri-State

Tuesday was day eight for many living without power. Those lucky enough to have generators used them sparingly while others were boiling water to try and stay warm.

11/06/2012

Power lines down from Sandy, Oct. 30, 2012 (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

About 1.5 Million Still Without Power In New York Metro Area

A total of about 1.5 million power customers in the Tri-State area remained without power Sunday night, as relief and recovery efforts from Superstorm Sandy continued.

CBS New York–11/04/2012

A tree uprooted by Sandy in Cliffside Park (credit: Dev Zaveri)

Christie Releases Specific Restoration Estimates; New Jersey Down To About 1.2 Million Outages

For those in New Jersey who have been living without electricity since superstorm Sandy arrived, things are slowly getting better.

11/03/2012

Con Edison employees monitor the drainage of water being pumped out of Seven World Trade Center, caused by Hurricane Sandy, on October 30, 2012. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Millions Of Tri-State Customers Remain Without Power Following Superstorm Sandy

More than 4 million customers served by Con Edison, LIPA, PSEG, JCP&L, Connecticut Light and Power, Orange & Rockland, and NYSEG were without power as of late Tuesday night.

10/30/2012

Power Lines Spark In Queens

Millions Without Power; Con Ed Cuts Service To 6,500

s Superstorm Sandy raged, nearly 2.7 million customers in the New York City metro area were without power Monday night – a number nearly equivalent to the entire population of the city of Chicago.

CBS New York–10/29/2012

Credit CBS 2

New Jersey Rocked By Storms As Extreme Weather Slams The Tri-State Area

Thousands of utility customers in New Jersey were without power Saturday night as severe thunderstorms moved through the region.

09/08/2012

Marlboro, NJ - Aug 28, 2011 (credit: CBS2 Viewer Michael Mollica)

Post-Irene JCP&L Innovations To Improve Communications, Prevent Power Loss

In the year since Irene, JCP&L has been working to improve communication with customers.

08/22/2012

JCP&L Project Manager John Shannon shows off the new laptops for their trucks - Freehold, NJ - Aug 21, 2012 (credit: Jim Smith / WCBS 880)

JCP&L Hopes To Improve Service With New Technology

Jersey Central Power & Light is hoping to serve you better by embracing the 21st Century.

08/21/2012

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